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ANZ committed to sustainability

ANZ published its 2020 half-year environmental, social and governance update in April together with its interim financial results.

The bank sets public environmental, social and governance targets each year, many of which are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These targets reflect ANZ’s ESG priorities and its purpose – to help shape a world in which people and communities thrive – and support the delivery of the bank’s business strategy.

In October 2019 ANZ introduced a new $A50 billion by 2025 commitment to fund and facilitate sustainable solutions for customers including initiatives to help improve environmental sustainability, increase access to affordable housing and promote financial wellbeing.

As of March 31 2020, ANZ has funded and facilitated $A4.08 billion in sustainable finance transactions. These include green, social and sustainability bonds as well as sustainability linked and green loans, renewable energy and low emissions transport.

The new target exceeds the previous $A15 billion commitment by more than three times and expands the focus beyond environmental sustainability to also include affordable housing and financial wellbeing.


Tell us your view

We want to hear from you.

ANZ and its partner FinanceAsia are conducting the Third Green and Sustainable Financing Poll.

The drive to de-carbonise the economy and the importance for companies to access green and sustainable capital is more relevant as the global economy faces a prolonged slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a good time to learn more about investor demand and issuer appetite for the asset class.

CLICK HERE to access the poll.

You can learn more about last year’s poll HERE.



While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the execution of some transactions, the pace is expected to pick up when the crisis abates.

You can read more in ANZ’s 2020 half-year ESG update.

Sharon Klyne is Associate Director, Communications, at ANZ Institutional

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